A new monster training game is finally releasing on Switch after the developers postponed the release to fix cross-platform issues.
For fans of the monster-collecting and training RPG genre, there’s a new title from indie developer TRAGsoft. Coromon resembles games from the original Pokemon series – now available on Nintendo Switch. After rolling out a trailer and demo of Coromon in January 2020, the game was finally released on Steam in late March early this year. Away from the graphics of modern Pokemon games, Coromon is more like Game Boy Pokemon games, with retro pixel graphics and a nostalgic style of menus and user interface.
Although the developers intended for the release of the Nintendo Switch to happen concurrently, the release was ultimately delayed. The reason it gave was that it was having some issues with cross-platform multiplayer and online features and wanted to make sure they released a great game. It seems that while the issues took some time to resolve, TRAGsoft was ultimately satisfied with the results and felt that Coromon was ready for Switch.
There was certainly a market for a game like Coromon. The Pokemon franchise is hugely popular, attracting millions of players and fans from the main games, to spin-offs like Pokemon GO, TV shows, and even souvenirs. The games have evolved from their original art style and in some cases also from the original gameplay.
Coromon is perfectly suitable for handheld game consoles like Nintendo Switch. The game features gameplay similar to Pokemon, with virtually the same system for finding and catching wild monsters. However, what can really elevate Coromon to a new level of popularity is the fact that the title is not only available on PC, but also has cross-platform and multiplayer save compatibility. Pokemon is only available on Nintendo consoles, so players who don’t own the Switch won’t be able to experience the game. Greater accessibility combined with the ability to choose where the last remaining save on either platform is a huge perk. Not to mention Coromon has some features that even current Pokemon games don’t have.
Of course, many players may just stick with Pokemon because of a sense of loyalty or prefer the newer gameplay and graphics. While there has been some controversy surrounding new installments in the series, like Pokemon Sword and Shield skipping the National Pokedex, the game still attracts a significant fan base and there’s no sign of it. will soon change. And at the end of the day, people can still play both and enjoy them for what they are: super fun monster catching RPG gameplay.
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